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A DAY AT THE HOME OF FELA: 5 things you didn’t know about the legend

by - May 13, 2018

  1. kalakuta museum
    posing beside the famous photo of Fela 

Yesterday was pretty amazing for me, I spent the entire day at the home of one of the greatest musicians alive; FELA.
The home of the legendary Fela Anikolpo ransom-Kuti, also known is Kalakuta republic is located in the heart of Lagos mainland at no 7, Gbemisola Street, Allen Avenue Ikeja.
The tour;
The tour which was named #thefelaexperince was organised by the Dare Experience, the entire tour package cost #6,500 which is pretty reasonable for all we got.

I’d start of by saying the tour was a very detailed one, because I certainly left knowing more about Fela than I did before, as a lover of Fela’s music it only seemed right that the tour began from there.
Here are a couple photos of Fela's records;

fela shakarafela zombie  

                                                         FELA’S LIFE IN PHOTOS
I learnt so much about the life, and works of Fela and his kalakuta queens here are a couple of photos I was able to take;   

fela concert
photos from fela's concerts
fela's dancer
photos of some o fela's dancers and instrumentalists in action
fela's wedding in england
photo of fela's first wedding in England


kalakuta museum

The rooftop at kalakuta museum is currently a bar area, and that was where we had our sip and paint session.
sip and paint

No one understood I was trying to produce a caricature;
kalakuta republic

At the end of the day it was #6,500 naira well spent, and honestly wouldn’t mind visiting again

5 Things you probably didn't know about Fela…

1.) He had an unregistered political party called MOP

2.)He ran an underground newspaper that printed news the media was too scared to print

3.)Out of his twenty seven wives, only two had children for him, the rest he had with his first wife, and a nurse that worked with his elder brother Dr Beko Ransom Kuti.

4.) Fela originally started of playing jazz, but changed after meeting Ms Susan who insulted him for playing jazz music  at a show in the US, and introducing him to books by Malcolm X which changed is perspective about life and music.

5.) Most of the kalakuta queens came from well to do families then, one of which was the daughter of the chief of shell, and another the daughter of a minister.

more photos;
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